How to Get Great Deals on a Pedal Boat

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DealDash is currently running an auction for a Sun Dolphin Sun Slider Adjustable Pedal Boat with Canopy. The buy it now price for this pedal boat is $749 and it would make for even more fun at the lake this summer for whoever wins it. It’s quite the desired item with the current bid price up to $185.70, this means 18,570 bids have been placed already!

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See this auction for the Sun Dolphin Sun Slider Adjustable Pedal Boat with Canopy on DealDash. Unfortunately (and fortunately for all bidders currently bidding) after the $5.00 price mark this auction is now not accepting more bids from bidders who have not placed a bid before $5.

The buy it now price for this pedal boat is $749.99, $71 less than it’s selling for on Amazon.com. Plus, the 21 reviews for this item averages it out to  = 4.5 stars on Amazon. Many of the reviews say this little pedal boat that holds up to 5 people and 825 lbs is very sturdy and roomy with plenty of room for passengers and fishing gear. This pedal boat comes shipped free, plus to whoever wins today’s auction on DealDash will get a 50% discount off of the end price!

The pedal boat is constructed of a UV-stabilized Fortiflex polyethylene deck and hull, an aluminum tiller steering system, and a tough paddle wheel. Includes recessed drink holders, built in coolers, and a canopy to protect you from UV rays while out relaxing and peddling on the water.

  • Adjustable 5-person pedal boat with water-repellant, folding canopy
  • Seats 3 people in the front and 2 in the back; removable high-back supports
  • 3-position pedal cranks, with tiller steering system and tough paddle wheel
  • Built-in coolers for storing food and beverages; recessed drink holders
  • Integrated motor mount; measures 93 x 24.5 x 65 inches (W x H x D)
  • Length: 93″, Width: 65″, Height: 24.5″, Weight: 110 lbs., Capacity: 825 lbs.

– See more at: http://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2423426#sthash.TX6rDH2k.dpuf

If you’re interested in saving money on a brand new pedal boat be sure to check out the auctions on DealDash for pedal boats! The last auction ended for only $6.96 on April 7th.11404382355_d569d4f3cc_z

Tips for Winning Hello Kitty Auctions on DealDash

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Ok, so I realize that this will not please everyone. You’re either a Hello Kitty fan who would go as to have a Hello Kitty wedding or transform your vehicle into a Hello Kitty dream car, think she’s cute but wouldn’t buy it, haven’t even heard of it, or think Hello Kitty is the spawn of all things evil, as is the popular opinion on the website KittyHell.com.
With that said, if you are a Hello Kitty fan you will love the fact that you might be able to win Hello Kitty themed items cheaply by bidding and winning Hello Kitty items on DealDash.com entertainment auctions.
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Decorate your favorite space with these Hello Kitty Couture Wall Decals! Coming soon to an auction on DealDash be sure to register + then click get notified of the auction start date.  These decals are easy to apply and take off as they are peel & stick decals. This decal set includes hearts, stars a Hello Kitty figure holding a teddy bear, and a Hello Kitty cloud bubble. Great home decor for Hello Kitty Fans of all ages!
 
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Charge your iPhone or iPod and listen to tunes from this adorable  Hello Kitty Stereo Speaker System for Apple iPhone and iPod. Including iPod classic, iPod touch and 4th-generation iPod nano for listening to your music and charging your iPod or iPhone.  Click Alert Me once you are signed in to find out when this will go to auction!
 
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Early mornings can be tough. Make waking up easier and much more fun when you can wake up to this Hello Kitty AM/FM Stereo Alarm Clock Radio with CD Player. Buy it now for $72 if you don’t win, or if you just want to buy it and not bid!

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This ZAK Hello Kitty HKIA-K950 25-oz. bottle features a shatter- and stain-resistant design for durability and a flip-top cap that locks into place when open for ease of use. The Hello Kitty design displays your fan status. The last auction for this super cute Hello Kitty water bottle ended for only $0.26! Buy it now on DealDash for $12 and get it shipped free!
 
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Listen to your tunes in style with these Hello Kitty head earbud headphones. When the auction is scheduled and active you will be able to bid on it or buy it now for only $8.99 shipped!
2012-08 109Pop the best air popped popcorn ever in just 3 minutes with this cute and functional Hello Kitty Air Popped Popcorn Maker. $39.99 and coming soon to an auction on DealDash!
 
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Now instead of toast with the face of the Virgin Mary you can have your very own Hello Kitty toast toaster that imprints a perfect Hello Kitty face with bow on all of your toast (just leaves the center untoasted).
Tips for Getting Great Deals on these and more Hello Kitty Themed Items on DealDash:
-Be Patient when you bid, but don’t miss out by placing a bid too late in the game. Be sure to bid before the clock says 3 seconds.
-Use Bid Buddy – set up a bid buddy with as many bids as you want to spend and let it go! If it seems like others are consistently bidding they may be on bid buddy too. Wait for them to run out of bids, then set your’s up. Pay attention.
-Use buy it now! For any of these above items, once they’re scheduled you can use buy it now whether or not you have placed any bids. BUt it’s better to bid, then buy it now if you don’t win, that way you do get all of your bids placed back to your account.
Good luck! Let us know what other Hello Kitty themed items you’d love to see. How about a Hello Kitty Head Swarovski crystal necklace? *Hint, hint @DealDash?*
 

Grocery Bills Getting Your Down? 

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According to MSN Money, thanks to inflation, the cost of food in the US will increase by at least 4% in 2015. What will food cost in 4 years? 

“Big-time inflation is headed for the grocery aisles, and whatever your diet, you’ll feel the hit. Compare the prices of common foods today with what they’re likely to cost in 2015.”
Predictions:
Grocery item: A loaf of bread

  • Typical price in 2011: $1.85/lb
  • Estimated price in 2015: $2.16/lb
  • Predicted annual price increase for all cereal products: 4%

Grocery item: A gallon of milk

  • Typical price in 2011: $3.30
  • Estimated price in 2015: $3.86
  • Predicted annual price increase for all dairy products: 4%

Grocery item: Ground beef

  • Typical price in 2011: $3.59/lb
  • Estimated price in 2015: $4.71/lb
  • Predicted annual price increase for red meat: 7% 

Grocery item: Chicken breast

  • Typical price in 2011: $3.21/lb
  • Estimated price in 2015: $4.37/lb
  • Predicted annual price increase for poultry: 8%

Prices at the grocery store have definitely already gone up, but don’t be dismayed there are ways to save money on your food bill!
First of all, deals on gift cards on DealDash will help you save money on groceries so you won’t have to cry every time you ring up your groceries at the market.
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DealDash offers a variety of gift cards for Walmart, Safeway and Amazon.com! All three can get you groceries for less!
A $10 Safeway gift card sold for $0.13, $25 for $0.06, and a $50 for $0.02 Safeway Gift Cards are redeemable at eight popular grocery store brands: Dominick’s, Vons, Carrs, Genuardi’s, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Pak ’n Save. This highly valued reward offers a wide selection of products and convenience shopping.
Walmart gift cards have sold for $0.33, for a $25, $0.11 for  $50 and $0.46 for a $10. Remember as with all entertainment auctions auction prices can vary and you can always use buy it now if you end up having to bid more and get your bids back!   Sam’s Club is owned by Walmart you can use these Walmart gift cards at Sam’s Club to save money on even more food (some Sam’s Clubs even sell gas!).
Amazon.com gift cards have recently sold for $0.08 for $75, $100 for $1.22, $15 for $0.32. There’s currently an auction for one $800 amazon.com gift card on DealDash! Did you know that Amazon.com even has an Amazon Fresh section and will deliver fresh food right to your doorstep?
Remember, if you do not win an auction with your bids you can buy it now, get your gift card in the mail within a week or 2 and get all your bids back to try to win again next time. It’s great that DealDash offers gift cards to grocery stores and popular big box retailers.
Combine these deals with extreme couponing (Extreme Couponing tips can be found online on one of many blogs such as The Krazy Coupon Lady
, be prepared to win,  and the inflation of 2015 and beyond won’t scare you anymore!
Tell us how you keep your grocery costs low!
 


 

Buy It Now Is Your DealDash Life Raft

Feel like you’re sinking every time you sink money into an auction and end up losing? Let DealDash’s Buy it Now be your life raft. 
10385109984_d69bc9c833_z Buy it Now on DealDash is an incredible feature and makes entertainment auction bidding much more enjoyable, but what exactly is it and how does it work?
Buy it Now on DealDash will help you save money and get great deals.
What happens on DealDash is a lot of members can bid but only one bidder will be a winner.
So, where do all the bids go that were placed by bidders? The bids were already purchased by users, so DealDash already has the money you spent on the bids, after all that was the part of the deal up front.
You buy bids, there are some great items, and you have a platform to try to win them… So  you either have deeper pockets or can bid longer than all of the other bidders participating, or you can back out when it doesn’t look like an end is in sight anytime soon and get all, yes, ALL of your placed bids BACK into your bidding account and get the item.
You will have to pay the item’s purchase price, of course, but rest assured that the item will arrive at your door soon and at a very competitive market price. Usually the buy it now price that is listed on DealDash is the very same price that you can find the item for on Amazon.com or Walmart. Plus, most of the items are fulfilled by either trusted retailer.
Penny auctions are inherently a win some, lose some game. Entertainment shopping is supposed to be fun. It’s not supposed to suck your money out of your bank account leaving you broke and empty handed. Sure you are willingly handing over your money to try to win, but DealDash offers a very good opportunity to save money, have fun, and score deals. Just know you will not win every time you try. There are other bidders who want to win too. There are a few things you can do to be a smarter bidder, but the most important feature that DealDash offers is their buy it now. So be sure to take advantage of it!
When should you buy it now?
You can buy it now at any time, but especially use buy it now when you have reached a point where you have spent a significant amount of money on bids and the auction ends, or you have to stop bidding.  Say an item you are bidding on is a Samsung Smart HDTV valued at $900 – you have already spent $450 at this point, you would keep going to try to win but you are paying more money in bids but what happened is the auction ended you were looking away from the screen for 2 seconds, hit bid and it was already too late. The auction ended – everyone that was on bid buddy is now off of it but you’re not out of luck, you can get your bids back, yes 100% of them back into your account – that $450 doesn’t have to be a waste, if you use buy it now for the TV. Can’t really afford it but don’t want to lose? Use buy it now, get the item and resell it on eBay or Craigslist or to a friend over Facebook. Reclaim the money you spent, get your bids back and win another item. Who knows you may even win the same TV for less than what you spent on bids the first time. You really never know. Just know the safety net is there and it’s a great one to take advantage of.
Say you drive a lot and gas takes a lot out of your monthly income – bid on gas gift cards. You can win some, but you will lose some. so what happens when you lose? Use buy it now – get all of your bids back to try again and get a gas gift card that you will use and were going to use anyway!
Do you like DealDash’s buy it now? Tell us about it in the comments below.
Want to know how buy it now on DealDash works be sure to read our tips on

Will Your DealDash Persona Help You Win?

You’ve heard the saying – first impressions are everything, right?
You know how when you are bidding you start to picture in your head what the other bidder may be like based on their username, avatar and status update- then you look at what they’re bidding on and you wonder how far they will go?
Everyone has a username on DealDash, but not everyone picks an avatar and uses the status message field. The status message is displayed each time a bidder bids on an item right below their user details on the auction page. The avatar is the small character/picture to the left of the highest bidder’s username.
Let’s take a look at some bidder’s and their personas, what does each one tell you about them and whether or not they will bid more? Or does it?
Usernames: can be gender neutral or can give you a feel for whether or not they may be male or female. 

 
The avatar selection offered by DealDash includes popular people/celebrities and a gnome. Among these avatars is Johnny Depp, Borat, President Obama, a professor, a soldier, captain, a rastaman, and Steve Jobs. To choose an avatar go to where it says “My Dashboard” then ->Public Profile -> there you can also write a 250 character max bidder bio. “Please don’t try to intimidate others or post misleading content, bid count, links, emails, etc.Thank you!”
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You can also upload your own image if you don’t want to use an avatar. Notice on this auction for an Oster DuraCeramic Skillet this bidder “suvgal” is the highest bidder, she says, she is implied by her username, “Grandma bids to win, but ends up with “Buy it now” Good luck to all.” Well, so she’s saying she will bid and bid but if she hits buy it now she will buy it. Do you think it’s a good idea – competitively that is to tell everyone bidding that you will bid a lot but end  up using Buy it now? What comes to mind when you see a bidder’s persona and what they’re bidding on. suv
This one, probably stereotyping – but this is for fun so take it light – this is an SUV loving grandma who lives in Minnesota – more accurately Minnesnowta, drives an SUV and likes to cook “hotdishes” (Hotdish is a variety of casserole which typically contains a starch, a meat or other protein, and a canned and/or frozen vegetable, mixed with canned soup.
A famous hot dish in Minnesota is the tater tot hot dish) 
for her family, plus based on what she said she’s a fiesty grandma who will spend $ to win, if not she will just buy it anyway.
What comes to mind when you see blockbuster bidding? Blockbuster doesn’t give us as much info as suvgal did, blockbuster uses Obama as an avatar and says “good luck to all, just have fun.” Blockbuster is bididng on the Samsung 50 Inch Class Smart HDTV. Do we know blockbuster’s gender? No – we know they’ve been a bidder since 2011 and some may assume this bidder is male based on the avatar, but he’s obviously not Obama -but he is from Illinois, hmm and if it was the real Obama well = deep pockets? Would you bid even more just to beat him?
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What do you think bidder’s usernames and info says about them? Will they back down or will they keep going? Is it a good indication of what you should expect when you bid against them or do you need more information? I’d err on the side of more info is needed because a bidder like NeverGivesUp00 could intimidate and scare you at first, but then if you watch the user bid and see that they may give up a lot well, their reputation, to anyone who knows wouldn’t be what their name suggests.
Will intimidating usernames help you win. Maybe. Read our series on The Powerbidder’s Strategy to Winning on DealDash
It’s pretty interesting and cool to see DealDash offers the status line/bio and avatar as well as state and especially how many wins they’re at for the week.
Be sure to select your avatar and craft a clever bio! Tell us what you picked in the comments section .
Will suvgal or blockbuster  win? We’ll have to come back later and check!
 
Good luck + bid happy!
 
 

The Best Deals on DealDash July 17th-25th!


If you have been following DealDashTips’ weekly best deals of DealDash posts you probably have already seen the amazing deals on great items at DealDash. Here’s a recape of the best deals of last week on DealDash from July 17th to the 25th!
Remember  – if you have won an auction on DealDash and want a chance at winning a $500 gift card and free bids just for participating be sure to share a photo of you with your wins! See How To Get Free DealDash Bids for more details!
Did you know that DealDash has penny auctions for musical instruments?
On 7/25,  bidder jbjbbj won these metallic blue Union Drums UJ5 – 5 piece drum set valued at a buy it now price of $210 and won for an end price of $5.24. jbjbjbj had only been bidding on DealDash for just over a month and notice that this item is a one per user auction and he won it shortly after it went to “No new bidders” when it reached $5.
DealDash Tip: Bid Early! Before the $5 mark. Once it hits $5 no new bidders can enter = a better chance at winning. 
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DealDash Sells Tools Too, Pink Ones at That!
On the 24th, MountainMan won this gorgeous (and btw pink is hip for guys too!) tool box: The Original Pink Box 30-Piece Pink Tool Set for $0.79.
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Stay cool when the days get hot! This 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner by New Air allows you to cool up to 525 square feet without needing to have a window open to use it!

It was won on July 23rd after it hit the no jumper point of $5 for $15.34 by bidder alyssajade.
It hasn’t been too warm in Ohio lately, but when it gets hot this could come in handy!
 
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Summer is for sun – and GRILLING! 
On the 22nd this Coleman RoadTrip LXX Propane Grill (it can also be used at home) was won by peasemaker for just $2.01! Buy it now price is $232. What a deal for this new bidder from Wisconsin! 
DealDash Tip: Be sure to bid with Bid Buddy to make sure you never miss that bid button!
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Survival gear – do you have you bags packed and gear ready to survive for a disaster? This Gerber Survival Pack is the ultimate multitool including a flashlight and fire starter rod. The multitool has twelve components including pliers, wire cutters, partially serrated blade, wood saw, small flathead driver, bottle opener, scissors, crosshead driver, piercer, and a medium flathead driver. Won July 21st by bidder of one year lakerst05 for only $0.23! Valued at buy it now price of $93.
 
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July 19th soul_grind66 won this brand new NETGEAR R6100 Dual-Band Wireless-AC Gigabit Router for only $0.99! Valued at $105!  netgearJuly 18th chicky57 won this  26-Inch Huffy Rock Creek Men’s Mountain Bike for just a few bids and a free end price promotion brought the $0.71 end price to 0!
 
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July 17th Sony VAIO 21.5-inch Portable Touch-Screen All-In-One Computer valued at $1023 was won by decent11 for bids and and end price of 0 due to the promotion DealDash was running that brought the $28.69 price down to 0!
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What have you won on DealDash lately? Remember to be sure to share it on social media + a picture of you with it to get free bids and be eligible to win a $500 gift card!!!!
 
 
 
 
 

Stargazing! Take Up a New Hobby and Get a Deal on a Telescope

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Orion Nebula, Alpha Centauri, Horsehead Nebula, Hourglass Nebula,  Jet in Carina, Saturn’s Rings, Mystic Mountain, Deep Space, Ethereal, Surreal, Incredible… Hubble has spotted all of that and so much more!
The universe is so vast and still undiscovered.
Astronomy is a really fun hobby to take part in because it’s active learning. You may not be able to see all of the incredible wonders of space through a simple telescope that you can purchase in the store… In fact, since NASA’s Hubble Telescope orbits the earth at 5 miles per second its high enough above our atmosphere that light from space can be seen better than telescopes on earth. For instance,  just yesterday Hubble detected off-kilter halos around nearby galaxies.
Check out the incredible gallery of images from the Hubble Telescope in the Hubble Gallery.
If the footage from Hubble piques your interest enough that you want to study astronomy there are some fun, easy and affordable ways to do it!
Beginner’s Guide to Stargazing – Astronomy (Greek  for ‘star arranging’). 
1 – Start studying!
Here are some great astronomy learning resources that can be found on Amazon.com. You can get great deals on Amazon.com gift cards if you win them on DealDash.com‘s penny auctions!

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NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe by Terence Dickinson, Adolf Schaller and Timothy Ferris (Sep 12, 2006)

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Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners by Terence Dickinson and John Bianchi (Feb 1, 1987)

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Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the… by Carolyn Collins Petersen (Jul 18, 2013)

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The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide by Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer (Sep 12, 2008)

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Hubble’s Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images by Terence Dickinson (Sep 6, 2012)

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DealDash Tips to Save Money on Dental Care

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With health insurance costs on the rise, dental costs are exceptionally high that’s why preventative dental care is of an utmost importance. DealDash makes it easy to take care of your teeth with deals on high-tech daily dental gear.
According to dentist Philly Burbs, brushing and flossing frequently will help you save money. He writes,

Brush and floss frequently. This is something we dentists call home care. The work you do at home can greatly reduce the amount of treatment (and expense) you will require from your dentist. I suggest you brush at least three times a day, after eating and before bed. Brush for about 2-3 minutes, using the techniques your dental hygienist has recommended (if you are not sure about the best way to brush, just ask at your next visit). I also suggest you floss once a day, before you brush. For those who are especially cavity prone, use a fluoride containing mouthwash in addition to the fluoridated toothpaste that everyone should use.”

Have you always wanted an electric toothbrush and Waterpik flossing system, but they’ve always been way too much money for you to afford? Thankfully, DealDash can help with the cost of both of these necessities, that with regular use may help you save money on dental care in the long run!

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One of the absolute best electric powered toothbrush on the market right now is the Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush. This toothbrush offers diamond-shaped bristles that work in sweeping motions to apply up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute to provide effective and gentle cleaning of the teeth and along the gumline. 31k brush strokes, whoa your arm would grow tired fast and you really don’t have time for that! According to SonicCare this brush removes up to 7 times more plaque than regular brushing and up to 100% more stains in just one week = whiter teeth.

The cost is a little high though, but the cost of your overall well-being and health of your teeth really is priceless. Good news if you cannot afford the $210 retail price tag – DealDash offers the DiamondClean in  penny auctions auctions and the last few have sold for $31.52, $13.61, $56.18, $10.35 and as low as $4.70, respectively, and always free shipping.

See all upcoming auctions for deals on the DiamondClean Sonicare toothbrush and replaceable brush heads  (available in both black or white) at DealDash.com.

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Next, flossing – a dreading thing that we all must do if we want to diminish plaque and keep our mouths and teeth healthy. If you’re tired of all the string that’s involved in flossing, and if you get scared when the floss gets snagged in your teeth, check out this Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser.
“Water jet is clinically proven to be up to 93-percent more effective than flossing Advanced control delivers a water pressure of 10 to 90 PSI with 1200 pulses per minute Removes debris and bacteria lodged deep between teeth and below the gum-line Significant oral health benefit for people who wear braces, have diabetes, and gum disease Includes 6 color-coded tips.”

The retail cost of a Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser is $67  but the last auction on DealDash ended for only $1.53! See more Waterpik flosser deals.

Tips for DealDash Bidding: 
1. Make sure you use bid buddy – bid buddy is your friend and will help you win auctions. Find out more with DealDash Bid Buddy Tips.
2. Make sure you use buy it now if you want your bids back. Learn more about DealDash’s Buy It Now.
3. Bid early, rather than late. Don’t wait until the last few seconds to place your bid – you could easily miss and the auction could end if no one else is around. This is why #1 is such a good idea.
4. Compare prices and know how much you want to spend to try to win. Again, see #2 if you don’t win so you don’t lose money!
5. Be happy and don’t take bidding too seriously!
For more bidding tips be sure to come back to DealDashTips.com daily!